drumly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare droumy.

Adjective[edit]

drumly (comparative more drumly, superlative most drumly)

  1. (obsolete, dialect, UK, Scotland) turbid; muddy
    • 1786, Robert Burns, "Highland Mary", Songs and Ballads
      Ye banks, and braes, and streams around
      The castle o’ Montgomery,
      Green be your woods, and fair your flowers,
      Your waters never drumlie!
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Wodroephe (1623) to this entry?)

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